MEMBER PROFILE:

Jennifer McBride

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Location

Brooklyn

Most Memorable Meal

Lyon, France 1980 dinner at Paul Bocuse with my Grandmother, Great Aunt & Uncle and cousin.

Favorite Food City or Place

Tokyo

Favorite Cookbook

Zuni Cafe

Recommended Restaurants

  1. Yakitori Totto

    for: It's just a great place to eat really good skewered grilled food. Very authentic and the staff is great.

  2. Le Perigord

    for: Old school French meal

  3. Le Veau d'Or

    for: A great old New York experience. We recently went with my parents who hadn't been there for 20 years and they said the place hadn't changed a bit!

Ratings and Reviews

Al Di La

Rating

Brooklyn, NY

Food

Italian

Service

01/27/08

I LOVE Ana's food. Such a special place.

BLT Burger

Rating

New York, NY

Food

American, Hamburgers

Service

02/10/08

If you can get over the vibe of the bad theme restaurant, you might not get past the food. Ordered chicken wings and a burger, both items were mediocre. The chicken wings in particular were drenched in super hot sauce, the chicken was stringy and the blue cheese sauce seemed like it came from a bottle labeled, "ranch."

Daniel

Rating

New York, NY

Food

French

Service

02/09/08

Truly a class act. This was a fantastic dining experience, one that will stay in my memory for a long time. I would add this to a list of important restaurants to try in my life.

Extra Virgin

Rating

New York, NY

Food

Mediterranean

Service

02/10/08

The last time we ate here, about 6 months ago, the food was pretty disappointing, which made me sad bc this should be a great neighborhood spot. On the bright side, we had a friend recently dine here and she said it was good - not knock your socks off, but good. Maybe we were there on an off night...?

Frankies 457 Court Street Spuntino

Rating

New York, NY

Food

Italian

Service

02/10/08

Probably my favorite place for a Sunday mid-day meal.

Little Giant (CLOSED)

Rating

New York, NY

Food

New American

Service

05/18/08

Recently ate brunch here. The food was good but I was so disappointed by the service. Drinks and coffee took forever to arrive, and when they did, they came out in waves. Also sad to say, that the staff all had an attitude that screamed, "I hate that I'm here" mixed in with a little too cool for school air. The owners are great and friendly, so it's sad to see that the staff doesn't reflect that enthusiasm.

Lucali

Rating

Brooklyn, NY

Food

Pizza

Service

02/08/08

When we first started going to Lucali, we were in love. We've returned at least a dozen times and found that the pizza can be a little inconsistent. We still love it - prob best pizza close to where we live but now the lines have made it a place we go to with less regularity.

Stand

Rating

New York, NY

Food

Hamburgers

Service

02/10/08

Pretty good burger. Not too greasy, nice fixin's (although I wasn't crazy about the homemade katsup). They also have a 2 for 1 special from 3-6pm on weekdays that I wouldn't mind going back for!

The Good Fork

Rating

Brooklyn, NY

Food

Korean, New American

Service

05/04/08

Small but very cute atmosphere. You really get the sense that the owners care, and that they're there every night. Our meal wasn't perfect but there were elements to it that were very good, e.g. I had the roasted chicken that was perfect. The accompanying mash potato was very good but the braised leek was pretty bad. Also, my dining companion ordered a drink that advertised being made with Plymouth gin, and we watched the bartender pour from a bottom of the line brand. All that being said, I'd like to go back.

The Monday Room

Rating

New York, NY

Food

Fusion

Service

02/10/08

The wines list is fantastic and the small plates on the menu are great accompaniments. It's a cozy enviornment, refined but not stuffy at all.

The Spotted Pig

Rating

New York, NY

Food

British, Italian

Service

01/30/08

I wish I could go here and order something other than the burger. April's food is great. Sometimes, I'm able to persuade my dining companion to order apps with me and split the burger but when I've finished my half, I regret that I didn't have a whole one to myself.

Trattoria Dopo Teatro

Rating

New York, NY

Food

Italian

Service

06/10/08

Pretty bad food but convenient to theatre. There are other places I would try first.

Wd-50

Rating

New York, NY

Food

New American, Eclectic

Service

02/10/08

wd-50 is one of those special places that I love to go to. Wylie and his team are incredibly creative, prepare tasty food and never have I had a disappointing experience. I like bringing people here because there is such a wow factor to what he's doing. Definitely an important restaurant to experience at least once. Also, we recently discovered that it's a fun spot for a cocktail and dessert.

Ame

Rating

San Francisco, CA

Food

New American

Service

02/17/08

I sat at the sashimi bar for a lunch and ate some of loveliest fish. This is a brilliant restaurant for a business lunch and at night, the space becomes very romantic. I look forward to returning and sitting at a table.

Blue Plate

Rating

San Francisco, CA

Food

American

Service

02/15/08

One of the places I recommend to people who are traveling to SF for a meal. Very seasonal great food served in a groovy atmosphere and everyone you interact with are super friendly. It was here that I was introduced to pimientos de padron. It's my SF crave.

NOPA

Rating

San Francisco, CA

Food

California, Mediterranean

Service

03/25/08

Whenever I'm in SF I have to go to this restaurant - sometimes I make it in more than once during a trip. It's super seasonal and delicious food served in an energetic atmosphere. You can also eat alone to the right of the pass at a little counter. It's one of my favorite places. One thing to note: whispered sweet nothings will be lost in the din (energy) of the restaurant.

Bubby's Brooklyn

Rating

Brooklyn, NY

Food

American

Service

02/18/08

Went here for brunch. Nothing remarkable other than the buttermilk pancakes were rubbery. We believed them to be under-cooked, but were told that's how they come out. I wouldn't recommend them. My french toast was fine. A little steep for a cash only joint though.

Cong Ly

Rating

New York, NY

Food

Vietnamese, Asian

Service

03/17/08

This is Chris and my #1 go-to spot for Pho. The place is nothing to look at but the soup and other dishes are great. We also enjoy the crispy spring rolls and a few other dishes, the names of which escape me now.

Le Bateau Ivre

Rating

New York, NY

Food

French

Service

02/17/08

We recently ate here with a group of 8 to celebrate a birthday. The food met our expectations but the service was really friendly and professional. They have a giant wine list, so if you want to go and drink nice wine and eat mussels or a late night snack, it would be a good choice. Cute bistro atmosphere too.

Minca

Rating

New York, NY

Food

Japanese

Service

03/10/08

3 of us went to grab a bite here and all ordered different things. Safest bet is to stick with the Minca Ramen. It was fine but not as great as was stated by the blog I read who inspired me to seek this place out. To each his own I suppose.

Noodle Pudding

Rating

Brooklyn, NY

Food

Italian

Service

02/08/08

Fine neighborhood Italian food. I'd like to give it another try but too many other places to go to first.

Ramen Setagaya

Rating

New York, NY

Food

Japanese

Service

01/27/08

Great ramen. Been several times and never disappoints.

Via Emilia

Rating

New York, NY

Food

Italian

Service

02/27/08

I love Via Emilia for lunch. It's a great easy meal and perfect for a business meeting.

Bar Jules

Rating

San Francisco, CA

Food

New American

Service

06/30/08

Totally cute neighborhood hang out but I was a little disappointed by the food. I read some great reviews about the place and didn't really feel like it lived up to the acclaim it received. I would definitely give it another shot but there are other places to try first.

Jimmy's No. 43

Rating

New York, NY

Food

New American

Service

07/16/08

Perhaps not a great summer restaurant destination since the restaurant is in the basement. The food was fine but not remarkable. It's pretty simple and straightforward. Service is less than attentive and insincere.

Pasta Nostra

Rating

South Norwalk, CT

Food

Italian

Service

07/20/09

The restaurant is a little expensive but the pasta is good. The service is kind and attentive. Good family place but check their hours bc they're only open 5d/week and a reservation is essential.

Savory I Want to Eat Here Queue

New York NY

New American

New York NY

Japanese, Sushi

New York NY

French, American

New York NY

New American, Asian, French

New York NY

American

Bun

New York NY

Vietnamese

New York NY

Korean

New York NY

Korean

New York NY

Serbian

New York NY

Italian

New York NY

Japanese

New York NY

Japanese

New York NY

New American, New American

Berkeley CA

Italian

San Francisco CA

American

New York NY

Japanese

Los Angeles CA

American

New York NY

Sushi

New York NY

American

New York NY

New American